According to the Federal State Statistics Service, 19.9 thousand cars were produced in April, which is 85.4% less than last year and 51.3% less than in March.
Experts noted that the sharp decline in car production was due to disruptions in the supply of components. Due to a shortage of components, almost all Russian auto plants had to work with interruptions or suspend production, Izvestia reported.
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Igor Morzharetto, a partner of the analytical agency "Autostat", stressed that Russia is highly integrated into the global automotive industry, it is one of the most cooperative sectors of the world economy.